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Out of the Mouths of Slaves: The Ex-Slave Project and the “Negro Question”

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter relates how the Federal Writers’ Project decided to conduct and collect interviews with ex-slaves. It closely examines federal and state directors’ administrative correspondence ... More


Conclusion

Shirley Moody-Turner

in Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The book’s conclusion makes an implicit call for a more nuanced genealogy connecting representations of black folklore in the post-Reconstruction era to what are typically considered the more ... More


Irresolute Blackness: Struggles and Maneuvers over the Representation of Community

Isar P. Godreau

in Scripts of Blackness: Race, Cultural Nationalism, and U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038907
eISBN:
9780252096860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038907.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how the showcasing of black folklore in San Antón requires work and ideological maneuvering. Dynamics of representation of “community” varied a great deal depending on whether ... More


To Sleep with Anger (1990)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses one of Burnett’s major achievements and the first of his films to be made under relatively normal Hollywood production circumstances. To Sleep with Anger tells the story of ... More


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